World War I

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World War I was known for its gruesome battlefields and horrific injuries. Using photographs from a battlefield surgeon's scrapbook, scholars see first-hand what life was like in the trenches. After creating a timeline of the war using the pictures, class members consider the effects of new battlefield technology on soldiers and doctors alike.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use included photographs to introduce World War I concepts such as trench warfare
  • Create a narrative timeline using primary source photos of life during of World War I
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils need access to high quality copies of the included images or Internet access to view them
Pros
  • Photographs encourage critical thinking and integration of historical information
  • It's easy to adapt images to a variety of learning styles
Cons
  • None
Common Core